Meaning and name origin
Verna \v(e)-rna, ver-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced VER-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Verna is "spring green". Short form of Laverne; feminine form of Vernon. Used since the late 19th century. Virna (Italian) became familiar in the 1960s due to actress Virna Lisi. The name has a dated air.
Verna is a very popular first name for females (#359 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25004 out of 88799, Top 28%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Verna for girls. Verna reached its highest rank of #123 in the U.S. in 1900-1909 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Verna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Vernie, Vernice, Verna, Verda and Laverne. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Berna, Ferna, Merna, Varena, Varina, Varona, Veena, Veina, Vena, Venna, Vera, Vereena, Verena, Verene, Verina, Verine, Verka, Verla, Veron, Verona, Verone, Verowna and Veryna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Verna.